August 2, 2014

Political Contributions

I don’t edit the comments made on this website, they either get approved for posting 
or deleted when inappropriate.
A few anonymous posters have stated McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson contributed 
$60,000 to Barrack Obama’s presidential campaign(s). I don’t think that’s correct and
don’t want to be guilty of spreading internet mythology.
After visiting numerous political disclosure websites and press articles I can only find a contribution from Thompson to Obama of $28,500 in mid-2008. If someone has different information I’d be glad to post a correction here.
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Even $28,000 is FAR TOO much to an anti-business administration. However the $60,000 figure ,I believe is accurate and is from both Don and/or His wife Elizabeth (who is UNEMPLOYED)of Burr Ridge Ill. It is common in political circles to credit donations to a spouse or child to disguise ones trail. The $60k is accurate for 2007-2012

Richard Adams said...

You’re right that is common practice, I’ll look into it.

It’s not my job to make excuses for MCD corporate folks but we should keep in mind the political
climate that existed in 2008. Don Thompson was one of the most prominent business people in
Chicagoland. Barrack Obama was the home town guy. I’ll bet we could find prominent Chicago
Republicans who gave at least something to Obama. In 2008 did anyone know how anti-business
this administration would become?

Having said that – by the 2012 election we knew about Obamacare and many other bad-for-everybody
changes had been made. If Don Thompson donated to Obama’s reelection that shows bad judgment
in both business and politics.

Richard Adams said...

If anyone comes across websites with interesting information on this topic please send them to my E-mail address or post the link here anonymously.

Anonymous said...

Candidate Contributor Employer Date Amount
Obama, Barack THOMPSON, ELIZABETH
BURR RIDGE,IL 60527 NOT EMPLOYED 3/18/12 $2,500
Obama, Barack THOMPSON, ELIZABETH
BURR RIDGE,IL 60527 NOT EMPLOYED 3/18/12 $2,500
Obama, Barack THOMPSON, MICHELE T
BURR RIDGE,IL 60527 NOT EMPLOYED 3/20/12 $2,500
Obama, Barack THOMPSON, MICHELE T
BURR RIDGE,IL 60527 RETIRED 10/10/12 $2,250
Obama, Barack THOMPSON, MICHELE T
BURR RIDGE,IL 60527

Anonymous said...

Obama, Barack THOMPSON, ELIZABETH
BURR RIDGE,IL 60527 NOT EMPLOYED 3/18/12 $2,500
Obama, Barack THOMPSON, ELIZABETH
BURR RIDGE,IL 60527 NOT EMPLOYED 3/18/12 $2,500
Obama, Barack THOMPSON, JANET
CHICAGO,IL 60610 DOMESTIC ENGINEER 3/26/12 $2,500

Obama, Barack THOMPSON, MICHELE T
BURR RIDGE,IL 60527 NOT EMPLOYED 3/20/12 $2,500
Obama, Barack THOMPSON, MICHELLE
CHICAGO,IL 60615 HOMEMAKER 1/10/12 $2,500
Obama, Barack THOMPSON, MICHELLE
CHICAGO,IL 60615 HOMEMAKER 1/10/12 $2,500


Obama, Barack THOMPSON, JANET
CHICAGO,IL 60610 DOMESTIC ENGINEER 3/26/12 $2,450
Obama, Barack THOMPSON, MICHELE T
BURR RIDGE,IL 60527 RETIRED 10/10/12 $2,250